This paper aims to explore an innovative selective and indicated addiction prevention program, carried out since 2016 in the province of Valencia (Spain). The program is implemented by Terapia Aventura, and financed by the regional government. The program lasts 10 weekly sessions of 2 hours and up to 3 family sessions. It is designed for adolescents who have specific factors that put them at increased risk of drug use and/or are have already started using drugs, mostly alcohol and cannabis.
Research shows an increase in motivation, adherence to the program and rapport to the therapists; awareness of the risks of using drugs and empowerment of the participants in decision-making and personal goals. Quantitative data shows a slight decrease in the level of cannabis consumption.
Keywords: Adventure therapy, Drug prevention, Adolescence, Selective prevention, Indicated pre-vention